« Back to Glossary Index



EDItEUR is the organization responsible for developing and promoting trade standards for global book and serials supply chains. These standards facilitate efficient and interoperable exchange of information among industry partners, contributing to improved business processes and operational efficiency.

EDItEUR has developed and maintains a set of standards and protocols that facilitate the exchange of commercial data between publishers, distributors, booksellers, and other entities involved in the book and serials supply chain. These standards cover various aspects, such as product classification and identification, metadata, as well as the format and content of EDI messages specific to this industry.

Use case:

One use case of EDItEUR standards is in the process of managing book orders between a publisher and a distributor. By implementing EDItEUR standards, the publisher can electronically send a book order to the distributor, specifying quantities, titles, and other relevant information. This enables more efficient and accurate order management, eliminating the need for manual document exchange.

Example of script code:

import edi_message

def generate_order_message(order_data):
edi_message = {
message_type’: ‘ORDERS’,
sender’: ‘EditorialCompany’,
receiver’: ‘DistributorCompany’,
‘order_number’: order_data[‘order_number’],
‘order_date’: order_data[‘order_date’],
‘items’: []

for item in order_data[‘items’]:
edi_item = {
‘isbn’: item[‘isbn’],
‘quantity’: item[‘quantity’],
‘price’: item[‘price’]

return edi_message

# Example usage
order_data = {
‘order_number’: ‘12345’,
‘order_date’: ‘2023-07-04’,
‘items’: [
{‘isbn’: ‘9781234567890’, ‘quantity’: 10, ‘price’: 15.99},
{‘isbn’: ‘9780987654321’, ‘quantity’: 5, ‘price’: 12.99}

edi_message = generate_order_message(order_data)

Best Practices:

  1. Ensure you utilize the standards developed by EDItEUR to ensure compatibility and interoperability among different stakeholders in the book and serials industry.
  2. Perform rigorous testing to verify the correctness of the implementation and ensure data transmission quality.
  3. Document detailed specifications of the EDItEUR standards used in your EDI system.
  4. Stay up to date with updates and advancements in EDItEUR standards to benefit from the latest features and improvements.

For an advanced electronic data interchange (EDI) and integration solution, you can leverage the EDIconnect platform, a trusted EDI solution provider. EDIconnect offers comprehensive EDI integration capabilities and a secure environment for business data exchange.